(one synonym : Durdara pyraliata Moore, 1882)
STRIGLININAE, THYRIDIDAE, THYRIDOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These Caterpillars bore into the stems of its foodplant, and are an occasional pest on
The adult moths are brown, with some rows of dark dashes, and some translucent window spots near the middle of the forewings. The undersides are paler with darker dashes. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found around tropics including:
as well as in Australia in
B.S. Patel, R.C. Jhala, H.V. Pandya, and C.B. Patel,
Biology of leaf-folder (Banisia myrsusalis elearalis) (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae), a pest of sapota (Achras zapota),
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences,
Volume 63 (1993), pp. 604-605.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 210.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), p. 892.
(updated 12 November 2011)